A Houston man was stopped after paying more attention to a frisky girlfriend than to the road.
A deputy stopped Donald Keith Funk, 43, of 818 Charles Street, Houston, Georgia, after he witnessed Funk driving in the middle of the roadway on Atlanta Highway.
Before initiating the traffic stop, the deputy also witnessed Funk drive off the roadway several times. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. Funk’s eyes were reportedly glazed and bloodshot.
Funk admitted having four or five drinks and also volunteered that he had been singing karaoke with his girlfriend.
When asked why he was driving all over the road, Funk said his girlfriend was getting “frisky” with him.
The deputy wrote in his report, “I then asked him what that meant and he advised that ‘she was playing with me.’ I advised him that I now understood.”
Based on his driving, physical manifestations and field sobriety evaluations, Funk was arrested for DUI.
Funk was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center where he refused to take the state administered breath test.
Freedom short-lived for escapee
A Barrow County woman briefly escaped from authorities after being arrested for failure to appear.
Lynsey Jordan Shepley, 26, of 537 Rockwell Church Road in Winder, was arrested March 25 at her home during a warrant service.
Shepley was handcuffed and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center. As the deputy arrived at the main gate, Shepley managed to free herself from the handcuffs, reach out the patrol car window, open the door and exit the vehicle.
After a short foot chase, Shepley was once again apprehended.
Shepley was turned over to detention center staff and an additional warrant for escape was obtained.
Man wants more than a ride
A cab company owner called the Sheriff’s Office after receiving several harassing phone calls.
The woman said she had received several calls from an unknown white male calling from a private number. The woman said when she answered the phone and asked how she could be of help, the man said he needed a cab and “a blow job.”
The woman advised that the first time the male called, she “cussed him out” and hung up on him. The second time, she simply hung up the phone.
The woman said the man’s voice was not familiar to her and that she was concerned for her safety since she is a cab driver.
The woman was advised to keep a record of the date and time of any future calls and to notify the Sheriff’s Office if the male contacted her.
Flaming dog excrement left on porch
A deputy was dispatched to a Dean Way home after the homeowner discovered a burning bag of dog excrement on his front porch.
The man said his doorbell rang at approximately 8:30 p.m. By the time he got to the door, the prankster was gone leaving the burning bag behind.
The homeowner expressed concern that the fire could have caused his house to burn had he not been home at the time of the incident.
The homeowner said he had no known enemies in the area and had no idea who was responsible for the act.